Netherworld

Netherworld

by Robert Temple
     
 

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Although this may look like a novel it's not. It is in fact a pastiche of fact and myth, and of history and conjecture about ancient traditions and techniques of seeing into the future and predicting events. Temple focuses on four main traditons, two from the west (Greece and Rome) and two from the east. His prophetic quest includes research on techniques of…  See more details below

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Although this may look like a novel it's not. It is in fact a pastiche of fact and myth, and of history and conjecture about ancient traditions and techniques of seeing into the future and predicting events. Temple focuses on four main traditons, two from the west (Greece and Rome) and two from the east. His prophetic quest includes research on techniques of divination, the interpretations of portents and signs, the consultation of oracles, concepts of the underworld, and Oracle-bone-cracking and the Book of Change in China. One for the general reader - you could say that the book is somewhat stranger than the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099414667
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/22/2003
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 6.97(h) x 1.77(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Temple is the author of The Sirius Mystery, a bestseller in many countries. He is also the author of China: Land of Discovery and Invention, and a translator of the epic Gilgamesh, which was staged at the Royal National Theatre to critical acclaim, and the recent Penguin Classic edition of Aesop’s Fables. He is also a television producer, whose credits include Kenneth Clark’s Civilization.

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